I recently got round to watching War Horse. Directed by Stephen Spielberg and Based on the inspiring & poignant novel by Michael Morpurgo. This inspiring film features a lad named Albert Narracot (Jeremy Irvine) who lives a quiet existence on on a Farm in Devon with his parents (Peter Mullan & Emily Watson), and a horse named Joey. One day, To his wife’s dismay farmer Narracott buys a thoroughbred horse rather than a plough animal but his teenaged son Albert trains the horse and calls him Joey,the two becoming inseparable.
Unfortunately This idyllic existence is rudely shattered by some Soldiers who requisition the horse for the First World War. Unbeknownst to Albert his father sells Joey because he needs the money. and he becomes the mount of Captain Nicholls (Tom Hiddleston) who vows to take good care of Joey.
Albert is Angry when he finds out what has happened, and despite the Captain’s best assurances he vows that when he is old enough he will join the war effort and search for Joey himself. So Joey goes off to war where he meets a handsome black stallion named Topthorn and sees the horrors of warfare for himself when he is put to work as a cavalry mount, which does not go well. Terrified and riderless after the charge he flees trying to find a place of safety and is taken by German Troops who look after him & put him to work pulling an Ambulance. He is then stabled with a kindly old French Farmer (Niels Arestrup), whose daughter Emilie (Celine Buckens) takes quite a shine to Joey and looks after him only to have more German troops take him away to pull Gun Carriages.
Unfortunately after an ambush Joey finds himself wandering about in the middle of No-Mans-Land whilst looking for a place of safety. Wounded & Looking rather bedraggled He is eventually rescued and taken to a vets where, after a lot of persuasion, he is looked after, regains his strength and finds himself reunited with an old friend…